Always Be My Maybe (2019)
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However, in certain parts, the characters' actions were so over the top, creating a drastic change in tone that broke immersiveness in the 'romance' of the story.
I didn't believe in the great love or even friendship between the two leads because a long relationship like that is more than a few jokes and one sexual encounter. There was no sense of them having been through a lot together or knowing each other's unique quirks or talking about big life stuff and finding out each other's values.
Also, one part at the end surprised me by being construed as a romantic gesture on Ali Wong's part. I am sure that most people in real life would be angry and upset that what they thought was their business booming turned out to be a loved one secretly throwing money at the problem.
While I can see Ali Wong's character as being an amazing; desirable woman, Randall Park's character came off as immature to the point of being selfish and mean-spirited, hence not likeable or attractive.
His 'growth' and realization at the end felt like too little, too late. It came off as a man who seemed to do a one-eighty because he had nothing else in his life anyway, rather than someone who grew into himself and finally realised he appreciated her.
The chemistry between the actors was excellent, for both the comedic and emotional moments. I would definitely recommend!
And of course, Randall Park and Ali Wong ... they KILLED it. This was gold. I had high expectations, and this met all of them and went beyond.
It was a little predictable and some of the jumps between scenes were a little quick, but these are just minor critiques.
Also, Keanu Reeves. That's all I'm gonna say about that.
It starts off pretty slow but after about 20 mins it becomes very enjoyable and quite amusing especially the parts with Keanu Reeves. The ending is predictable but it's well worth a watch.
SPOILERS!!: This movie falls victim to the predictable narrative of the two main characters being mad at each other for a small portion of the movie. Everything is going great and out of nowhere Randall Park's character just starts acting out and being a jerk to Ali Wong's character. They give a reason as to why he acts this way but no real person would take it to this extent in real life. All in all, the movie isn't great but the two main characters are portrayed by likable enough actors to prevent this movie from being a 2/10. The main characters parents have bad actors and I wish they were in less of the movie. This movie gets two stars for the high production quality and another star because of the two main actors. This movie is bad. Watch Just friends instead if you want a good rom com.